Dunn Museum

1899 W. Winchester Road Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847.968.3400

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The nationally accredited Dunn Museum holds a treasure trove of history about Lake County, Illinois. Visitors are invited to take a chronological walk from prehistoric times to the present through interactive exhibitions, authentic artifacts, reproductions, and audiovisual displays. Each gallery includes a touch screen that directs visitors to different forest preserves to see firsthand where the history took place. The Museum also features temporary special exhibitions.

The Museum is named for Bess Bower Dunn (1877–1959), Lake County’s first official historian. Bess traveled throughout the county photographing historic sites and meeting with residents to record their stories. She personally acquired many of the artifacts and documents that are now part of the Dunn Museum’s priceless collections

Gallery Hours

Tuesday: 10 am–4:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am–4:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am–4:30 pm
Sunday: 12–4:30 pm

On the first and third Thursdays of every month, enjoy FREE programs and admission from 5–8 pm. Sponsored by USG. View Programs»


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Storytime at the Museum: Ice Age Encounters at Dunn Museum
Come investigate the Ice Age and the mammals that lived thousands of years ... View More
Family Trivia Night at Dunn Museum
Gather your family to test your knowledge on Lake County past and present i... View More
Sensory Friendly Hour at Dunn Museum
The Dunn Museum will be open to those who need a calm and quiet visit befor... View More
Time Travelers at Dunn Museum
7/29/24 - 8/2/24
Travel back in time and journey through Lake County’s unique history.... View More

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